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Document Details


Title: Andrew R. Carr
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on March 14, 1994 with Mr. Andrew R. Carr. Carr was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He attended the Naval Academy during World War II, and then enlisted in the Navy. After twelve years in the Navy, Carr returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi to work on the family farm. In 1964, he was appointed to the biracial committee that worked on the poverty program known as Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI). Carr was one of the two African Americans to fill this position. After Carr was elected as chairman of the COI, the program developed into a comprehensive system. It offered many services such as Head Start, legal aid, adult education, and retraining farm workers. Carr also was involved in the integration of the Coahoma County schools. On March 14, 1967, he testified before a Senate subcommittee poverty program.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohcarrap.html
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Carr, Andrew R.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist; Political activist
Document date: 14-Mar-1994
Interviewer: Hill, Homer
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023518-25038